Daily Bible Reading “I Have Put My Trust in the Lord GOD” (Psalm 73:15-28)

Psalm 73 28I Have Put My Trust in the Lord GOD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 73:15-28. The Psalmist was discouraged because he had been looking around at the wicked and it seemed as if they were prospering and flourishing.

Then, he went to the sanctuary of God and realized the wicked may look like they are doing good at this time, but the end for them is eternal damnation. Their destruction is looming over their heads. Have you ever felt jealous of those who are wicked, but seem prosperous?

This Psalmist’s heart was grieved once he realized the prosperity of the wicked was temporary. They will face judgement one day. Instead of being envious of them we need to pray for them that they will see the light, turn from their wicked ways, and accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

If you are a believer, you have God on your side. He is there to hold you by the hand and guide you through this life. He has also promised you life eternal with Him in heaven. Don’t let the enemy discourage you by having you compare your life on this earth with the life of the wicked. You have eternal life with Christ. They have eternal damnation if they don’t accept Christ. Instead of being jealous of them pray for them.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 73:15-28

15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

 

Things to think about:

  • Are you sometimes jealous of the wicked that seem to prosper?
  • How does it make you feel when you are reminded that God is holding you by the hand and leading you through this life?
  • Do you take comfort in knowing if you are a believer God has prepared a place for you in heaven?
  • How can we pray for those in our circles whom we aren’t sure live a life for Christ?
  • What are some other ways we help unbelievers see the light and accept Christ as their Savior?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 73. Thank You for allowing the Psalmist to remind us that our hope is in You. Help us not to compare ourselves to unbelievers. Help us to remember that You love us and want the best for us. Help us to remember that this world is temporary and You have prepared a place for us in heaven. Remind us to pray for unbelievers that they will come to know You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

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The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

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Daily Bible Reading “Truly God is Good to Israel” (Psalm 73:1-14)

  Psalm_73-1Truly God is Good to Israel

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 73:1-14. Psalm 73 is a Psalm of Asaph. There are twelve psalms that are attributed to Asaph (Psalm 50; 73-83). Asaph is believed to be a Levite who was appointed by David to be the chief of the temple singers. In 1 Chronicles 6:39 we are told that Asaph was the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea.

We are told in 1 Chronicles 6:31-32, “And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.”

Some biblical scholars question whether Asaph was actually the author or if he transcribed these psalms for David. Some even believe that some of the psalms may have been written by Asaph’s descendants.

The Psalmist was disturbed. He knows that God is a good God to the righteous. He has become discouraged in his walk with the Lord. He looks around and sees the wicked prospering. Have you ever felt like this Psalmist did?

Sometimes it seems like the wicked prosper and are successful. They may seem not to have any trouble in their lives, so they become prideful. They may be violent, corrupt, and tell lies, yet they seem to be successful.

The wicked conduct themselves in ungodly ways, but they obtain wealth. The Psalmist is discouraged because of this situation. It may discourage you as well if you compare your life to people like this. Their evil ways will eventually catch up to them.

We have to remember this life is not the only thing we have to look forward to. As believers, we have the promise of the life to come. We have to hold onto the promises of God for the future.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 73:1-14

1 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued and chastened every morning.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you compare yourself to others?
  • How does it make you feel when you compare yourself to other people?
  • In what ways have you noticed the wicked prospering?
  • How can we trust God despite what we see going on around us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 73. We can relate to the Psalmist, as we often look around and see the same things happening in the world today. We wonder how this could be. As children of God, we compare ourselves to the ungodly and sometimes wonder how these things happen. Help us to realize You have great things planned for us in the future. Help us not to compare ourselves to unbelievers and question You and Your ways. Help us to trust You completely. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90

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Psalms Part 3-25The Book of Psalms:
Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:

The Book of Psalms:Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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